PSA (Public Service Announcements)
*** Greensboro city offices will be closed Monday, July 4th, with no trash or recycling collections. Monday’s collections will take place on Tuesday, and Tuesday’s on Wednesday. GTA will operate on a Saturday schedule. More info at greensboro-nc.gov. ***
St. Stephen Food Pantry (END JUN 25)
St. Stephen UCC is opening a Food Pantry to help those in the community who are experiencing food insecurity. The Pantry will open Saturday, June 25, from 10am to 1pm, at 1000 Gorrell Street in Greensboro. More info at 336-273-4536.
Triad VegFest (END JUN 25)
Volunteer In Your Community – VIYC will host its 5th Annual Triad Vegfest, Saturday, June 25, from 11am to 4pm, at Center City Park, 200 N. Elm Street. This event is free with registration. For more info, visit triadvegfest.org.
Breast Cancer Symposium (END JUN 25)
Sisters Network Greensboro will host its 10th annual Surviving and Thriving Breast Cancer Symposium on Saturday, June 25, from 10am to 2pm. For more information, please call 336-272-0092 or email email@example.com.
Holmes Grove Gospel Concert (END JUN 25)
Holmes Grove United Methodist Church will present a free outdoor Gospel concert on Saturday, June 25, from 4-5pm, at 1100 Alamance Church Road in Greensboro. This event is open to the public. For further details, call 336-272-6302.
Fiery Festival (END JUN 25)
The Disability Advocacy Center presents the Emergency Preparedness “Fiery Festival”, with food, fun activities and resources booths, Saturday, June 25th, from 10am-2pm, at 1903 Ashwood Court, Suite F in Greensboro. For more info, call 336-419-0784.
Dudley High ’62 Fashion and Variety Show (END JUN 26)
The Dudley High School Class of ’62 Fashion and Variety Show will be held Sunday, June 26, from 4-6pm at 1200 Lincoln Street in Greensboro. For more information, contact David Moore at 336-259-7017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Mental Health Workshop (END JUN 29)
Greensboro Public Library will offer a workshop addressing Youth Mental Health, Wednesday, June 29, from noon-1:30 pm, at the Central Library, 219 N. Church St. For more information on this event, visit greensborolibrary.org.
Morningside Awards (END JUN 30)
The Greensboro Human Rights Celebration and Morningside Awards will take place from 6-8pm on Wednesday, June 29, at 900 Revolution Mill Drive. In-person space is limited, so registration is required. For more info, visit greensboro-nc.gov.
Kids Summer Camp (END JUN 30)
HBCU Recruit, Inc. is pleased to announce its Kids Summer Camp, open to ages 5-12, running June 6th through August 20th, from 7:30am to 5:30pm, at 1325 S. Eugene Street, Suite 111B in Greensboro. For more information, call 336-814-7836.
Silver Tech Classes (END JUN 30)
Trotter Active Adult Center will offer Silver Tech, a four week technology course for adults who do not have access to a computer or would like to learn basic computer skills. For details, call 336-373-2927.
Parks & Rec Adaptive Paddling (END JUL 10)
Greensboro Parks and Rec will host an introduction to Adaptive Paddling session for individuals with physical disabilities, Sunday, July 10, from 10:30am to 12:30pm, at Lake Higgins in Summerfield. More info at 336-294-3918.
George Simkins Annual Golf Classic (END JUL 18)
The International Civil Right Center & Museum invites you to register for the Dr. George Simkins Annual Fundraising Golf Classic, Friday, July 22, at 4600 Forest Oaks Drive. To register, visit sitinmovement.org and go to “Events.”
Greensboro Sports League Registration (END JUL 22)
Parks and Rec is now accepting registration for Adult Coed Kickball, Youth Baseball League for children ages 5-12, Co-ed softball, Men’s Softball, and All-Gender Softball. Apply through July 22. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov.
Sky’s The Limit Walk Against Drugs And Violence (END JUL 23)
The Reginald Center of Turn Around will host the 2022 Sky’s The Limit Walk Against Drugs And Violence, Saturday, July 23rd, at 2409 W. Gate City Blvd in Greensboro. The walk starts at 9:30am. For further details, call 336-392-1874.
New Zion Food Pantry (END JUL 30)
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church will open its Food Pantry & Clothing Distribution two Tuesday a month, from noon to 2pm, at 408 Martin Luther King Dr. in Greensboro. For further details, call 336-272-8441.
Bold 2 B U Free Meals and Hygiene Kits (END JUL 30)
Bold 2 B U Community will be providing Free Meals and Personal Hygiene Items one Saturday a month, from 11am – 1pm, through the end of July, in the parking lot of 445 Gorrell St in Greensboro. For details, text 336-638-1811.
ENERGY at the Park (END AUG 19)
Greensboro Parks & Rec’s summer playground program, “ENERGY at the Park,” will be at Hampton, Heath, Sussman Street, and Woodmere Parks, Monday through Thursday, from 10am to 2pm through August 5th. For more info, call 336-373-7502.
Youth Leadership Greensboro (END AUG 19)
Greensboro Parks & Rec is now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Greensboro, a leadership development program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. For more info, visit greensboro-nc.gov/YLG.
The VOTE411 Website (END NOV 07)
The VOTE411 website provides the public with nonpartisan information regarding voter registration, ballot measures, election dates, local polling stations, absentee ballots, and more. For further information, visit VOTE411.org.
Piedmont Discovery Scavenger Hunt (END DEC 30)
Eight local cities and towns have launched the Piedmont Discovery Scavenger Hunt. Each month, the county-wide contest will give away new prizes for participants. For more information, or to enter, visit piedmontdiscoveryapp.com.
Free Computer Classes at the Library
After a long pandemic pause, free computer classes are back at the Greensboro Public Library. Classes at the Central Library are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several branch locations offer classes as well. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. To register, call 336-335-5430. Or for complete details, including dates and times, check out the Library’s online calendar by visiting greensborolibrary.org.
Due to COVID -19 procedures, Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting virtually by Zoom Conference Call on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For the registration link, please contact Gail Torres at email@example.com.
Aggies At The Goal Line
For the past 6 years, the Aggies at the Goal Line program has been helping former North Carolina A&T students of all ages complete their degrees. If you never finished your degree and it’s been at least 2 years since you last attended A&T, contact Aggies at the Goal Line via AGL@ncat.edu. Reach out today! Scholarships are available. Don’t let anything hold you back!
Take Me Home
The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome.
Guilford County Schools
– Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.
TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations
A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.
While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.
The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.
Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.